The Environment

Innovators In Resilience: A Virtual Exchange of Ideas

April 29, 2020  • Energy and Environment Program

Our first discussion featured Melissa Roberts, Executive Director of the American Flood Coalition. Melissa discussed the current landscape of the United States as it prepares and responds to two disasters at once: COVID-19 and flooding related to the upcoming hurricane season.

During the exchange, Melissa shared how spring flooding and Covid-19 collided and cited the challenges and considerations local governments should take in in preparing for the future. Read the report here: Spring flooding and COVID-19 collide in the Midwest